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Feb 21, 2013 5:00am PST
-old janell conway allen, being held at 1:00 o'clock today, at the benicia city cemetery. the 7th grader was missing for a day before her body was found in court. the accused killer did not enter a plea when he was in court but now he is charged with murder and they added kidnapping, rape, and lewd acts on a child. because of the special circumstances he could be sentenced to death if he is convicted. he is due in court at 8:30 this morning and is being held in jail without bail. >> thank you very much. new this morning the lead investigator in the oscar pistorius case is facing attempted murder charges of his own. we could find out today if oscar pistorius is granted bail. katie marzullo has the latest from the newsroom. yesterday was not a good day for the prosecution. >> no, bombshell and a real blow to the case and also happening right now, cnn is reporting there was a threat in the courtroom and the judge cleared the courtroom because of that but moments later everyone was blot back in and the judge, oscar pistorius, with no mention of the threat. on we go with the defense attorneys
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Feb 1, 2013 4:30am PST
police handled the crowds. this sunday could be more dramatic. even those not watching in the city limits police urge everyone to enjoy super bowl sunday safely. >> the message we have is if you are celebrating or consume alcohol, do it in a way that does not require you to drive. plan ahead. celebrate at home. get a cab. do not drink and drive. >> as we look ahead to another hopeful world championship in the same year the celebrations after the giants' world series win in october were violent, destructive with law enforcement hoping if they win the super bowl it does not come to that, the the destructive people do not ruin for others. >> officials are cracking down on counterfeit sports apparel, with phony gear at the to which the list. authorities have seized $300,000 worth of counterfeit merchandise in the bay area part of a nation-wide effort called "operation red zone," with federal agents confiscating $13 million in counterfeit goods since september. abc7 news reporter katie marzullo will have more on the crackdown from new orleans. >> the 49ers are facing another issue surro
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00am PST
in the state of the city address amid new polls that residents could be having a change of heart on higher taxes. now a preview of that. >> the mayor will build his state of the city address around a word that normally no one wants to hear, taxes. tonight, the mayor 8 call on community leaders to organize a campaign for city seals tax -- sales tax to restore money to city workers who took cuts. residents are willing to pay new taxes with 70 percent support for a .25 sales tax increase and 57 percent for half a cent sales tax increase. the earliest this would be on the ballot is next year. folks here in san jose have voted four times to aprove sales tax increases since the mayor has taken office back in 2007 and it is not clear if another will fly. we will find out tonight when the mayor makes his state of the city address tonight. >> right now we have breaking news to tell you about in southern california. three police officers have been shot, two in riverside and one in corona. this is over riverside where the police department says an officer was killed. reports say the shootings could b
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00am PST
to the flat section, no brake lights and remark is moving nicely to foster city and a nice commute at 15 minute drive. c.h.p. updating the location of this accident westbound 580 before north flynn and car blew a tire and hit the embankment and hit the shoulder. we have a muni delay with the powell/mason shuttle now a bus. >> drivers, you need to know your options as the clock counts down to total elimination of the toll takers on the golden gate bridge with a news conference to send out a big warning. cornell bernard is live at the bridge. cornell? >> imagine the golden gate bridge without any toll takers. in a month they will be gone, all electronic tolling is here. starting this morning the bridge district will kickoff a series of public awareness campaigns aimed at the 30 percent of drivers who still pay with cash. there will be hand outs, signs, and information onlynn -- online. you can sign unfor fast cash or register the license plate with a credit card and pay as you go or pay one time online. cash payments are set up as gas stations if tourists and if that does not work you can
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Feb 28, 2013 5:00am PST
news. >> oakland mayor is focused on adding 200 new police officers to help the city combat crime. last night the mayor made the state at the city address and say they are targeting the most violent people in the city, more civilians will take police reports so officers can spend more time fighting crime and she says the newest most diverse police academy is ready and if training. >> it means for 200 more officers, $73 million for the budget. what does that noon? >> it will take something big, probably a tax measure, that is the kind of thing we need to talk about. >> she did not talk about how much taxpayers' money or how much taxpayers will have to shell out for more police officers. public safety is 50 percent of the city's budget and the mayor says residents are going to have to make some tough decisions. >> inspectors will be out assessing damage to a san francisco neighborhood caused by massive water main break. you first saw it here yesterday on abc7 news with massive water and mud swallowing cars and homes. workers will repair 15th avenue where the flooding caused a sinkhole rig
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Feb 8, 2013 5:00am PST
for road work. rain at the san mateo bridge with roads wet from hayward to foster city. we will keep following it. >> the search growing for for a follower lapd cop wanted for killing three people. and there is an interest in celebrities? authorities do not know where he is or what he will do but schools and ski resorts are re-opening in san bernardino but they are on high alert. his burned out truck was found there but he could be hours away by now. in his manifesto where he declares war on the lapd he rambles of famous people. donor wrote messages to tebow, and charlie sheen and tv chef and tony women he calls the most beautiful women on the planet and a message to first lady obama saying "off the record i love your new bangs" and was disappointed he would miss "shark week." he is suspected killing a retired officer's daughter and her fiance and a riverside police officers. police are warning people in san bernardino not to open doors to anyone they don't know. officers have searched a las vegas home dorner owns. there appears to be a false sighting in san diego. >> stay with us fo
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Feb 22, 2013 5:00am PST
out each day for the 7:50 and 8:20 runs to the city carrying 5,300 passenger as day but parking is limited to only 1,800 spaces and they sell out fast. the parking is free but the district could consider charging to park using the fees to build a parking structure or parking deal with businesses. the district also floating the idea of adding another boat during high commuter times. it is positive dilemma but the bridge district says it needs to do something and fast. a decision could be made here in the next couple of months. we are live in larkspur this morning for abc7. >> supporters of an effort to rename san francisco international airport in honor of harvey milk will hold a rally at city hall. last month, san francisco supervisor introduced legislation to rename the airport harvey milk san francisco international. he was california's first openly gay elected official. he was assassinated along with mayor moscone in 1978. organizers say the rally is to urge the other supervisors who support the legislation. voter could decide on the name change in november. >> a top boeing o
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Feb 25, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> the chancellor at san francisco city college is meeting in response to a protest over the we budget crisis. student protesters got the meeting they wanted after a demonstration and campus rally demanding the board of trustees reverse cuts to classes and teachers and get a loan to avoid more cuts. city college is rushing to meet a march 15 deadline to keep accreditation but it must show they can take control of the budget to avoid being shut down. >> clean up is underway in hollywood after a balanced night at oscars, no major sweeps by any particular movie. and "argo" took best film and "life of pie" took four, and best actress to jennifer lawrence for silver linings playbook and best supporting actor for "jango" and anne hathaway won for les miserables. >> and affleck beat out spielberg? >> he was justifiably excite. >> he was excited. >> is there excite in in the weather? >> there is going to be something out there to get excited about. we are in a quiet pattern as we have for the year. now, outside, you can see visibility this morning is pretty quiet. we have four miles at half moon bay
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Feb 18, 2013 5:00am PST
involving a bus and a pedestrian. a 72-year-old died after being struck on saturday afternoon in daly city in the crosswalk when the back end of the bus hit her. the driver has taken standard alcohol tests and drug tests and is on leave during the investigation. >> in mill valley a search is underway for two man who shot at a security guard after stealing beer from a grocery store yesterday morning at 3:00 a.m. the thieves fired four or five shots at the guard and got away in a gold minivan with license plate on your screen, 4dwzy. >> two san francisco police officers are recovering from injuries they suffered trying to break up a number of fights in north beach. it happened yesterday morning on broadway suffering minor injuries and treated at a local hospital. two people have been arrested for assaulting the officers. >> a group of nudists face charges after revealing protests in the castro district and a few dozen protested the law at castro and market yesterday and targeted supervisor the scott who wrote the antinudity law and represents the castro of city hall. ed nudist feels this vio
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Feb 15, 2013 4:30am PST
and children is the focus of an international movement called "a billion rising "the city of san francisco is responding to this action showing support yesterday. >> a song and dance is one of san francisco city hall is more than a good time at city hall. >> this is a gathering of a billion women and men and all those who love women to strike, dance and demand an end to domestic violence or all forms of violence against women and girls. >> it is "a billion rising" a global day of action. a woman has experienced the violence. >> i was in high school i was raped and i felt like i had nowhere to go and no one to speak for me. so this is exciting. we have made progress. >> progress through a pledge led by the mayor. >> i am one of one of the one billion rising. >> i will make violence against women and girls a priority of our time. >> also making it a priority is the sheriff who pleaded guilty in a domestic violence case. he and his wife helped bring the movement to the jail, dancing with inmates. >> i said it is important to take responsibility. i said that it is important to understand what
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Feb 5, 2013 5:00am PST
:00 this morning, and a look at the san mateo bridge commute, it is 15 minutes from hayward to foster city and things moving nicely to foster city. >> if you have to fill up the gas tank, you will not like what you see, and i agree with that. >> the super bowl bet the san francisco police chief is reasonable wishing he did not make. can you say "squirrel dance." >> my guests the one and only charlie sheen. that is right, hollywood's ultimate bad boy is back on track and candid storyies to share about his personal journeys since leaving "2 1/2 men" and he plays a back stage ♪ [ female announcer ] at yoplait, we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light and yoplait original are now made with no high fructose corn syrup. and why we use only natural colors and natural flavors in yoplait original. so, anything else we can do for you, let us know. but you'll keep it to yogurt, right? 'cause we shouldn't really help with your love life. yoplait. it is so good! >> welcome back, our neighbor to the north, canad
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
a minor backup. slug iron the upper deck into the city. >> happening three hours from now at 9:00, 49er players will return to their santa clara headquarters to clean out their lockers. it is the final step after the team's super bowl sunday loss and our news reporter joins us live from santa clara. amy in. >> back on home surf. they will have a team meeting at 9:00, addressing the media, clean out their lockers and close out the season. the 49ers came home yesterday. we have a great shot of kaepernick arriving at the airport, fans were there, cigaretting the -- greeting the team. the players were not in a chatty mood but coach harbaugh said a quick "hello." >> thank you very much. great run. thanks for the support. >> the future looks great. we have a long team. my son will get his first super bowl, i have seen five. he will get his first and they will get it next year. >> here is a quick shot of davis driving away, he had the window down so fan could see him, and mike crabtree did the same at team headquarters in santa clara. they have another year at candlestick before they play in t
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00am PST
of medical marijuana. contra costa times reports that the city attorney will ask the commission to recommend the ban to the city council. if approved it will limit marijuana growing to the inside of homes. residents who legally operate as backyard grow operation 8 challenge the resolution if approved by the city council. concord has a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. >> san francisco mayor will announce the decision today of his choice to fill the city assessor's post that has been vacation -- vacated. it is urge clear who the mayor will name for the board of supervisors. he could face pressure to name another asian or woman on the board. >> s vietnam has -- silicon valley has bounced out of the recession adding thousands of jobs with incomes rising 2.2 percent but the report says that the rebound hasn't been a cure all for everyone. income for african-americans fell 18 percent last year while hispanic incomes dropped 5 percent. the region experiences a 3.5 percent growth rate compared to 1.7 percent growth rate statewide. >> we are all dropping this morning, and you know what i am tal
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Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST
city. several people are missing after a dinner blast in an entertainment district flattening a restaurant. 14 were hurt, several critically. we will have an update in 30 minutes. >> golden gate bridge officials will launch a new campaign to make sure commuters know that toll takers are eliminated. it will happen weeks from now. cornell bernard joins us live with what you need to know to be ready for the change. cornell? >> the countdown is on. in a month toll takers will be gone and all electronic tolling will be here at the golden gate bridge and starting this morning, the bridge will kickoff a series of public awareness campaigns to answer questions and clear up confusion aimed at 30 james of drivers who still pay tolls with cash. there will be hand outs and signs and information online explaining how to pay the tolls. there are three options. sign up for fast track account and get $1 discount on each toll. pay by plate, register the license plate with a bridge using a credit card and pay as you go or make a one time payment online. payment locations are set up at some gas
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Feb 26, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> if you have information call the police. >> the belmont city council meets to consider requiring property owners preparing to sell to inspect their lateral sewer pipes and repair and replace them if necessary. the move could cost homeowners up to $25,000 in sewer and street repairs that the city should pay if. if it isn't done it can stop home sellers from closing escrow and can affect neighboring homeowners if they we have in intention to sell. the proposal is seen as part of a larger strategy to upgrade the treatment and disposal and control of wastewater. >> if you are ready to head out you want a check of the weather forecast and i know you have been looking for rain and not able to find any. >> not here, it is all east of the rockies the form of winter storms that are bombarding the midwest and south and now the mid-atlantic. we talked how it would be cooler than yesterday morning, but where there is a breeze in san jose and santa rosa it is warmer and half moon bay is seven degrees cooler and san francisco at two and oakland at four and concord, live more, and fremont at one degree
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00am PST
. this is vatican city, the reason if this is a stunning announcement overnight that pope benedict xvi will resign next month, only the second upon stiff in 600 years to do so. we will have reports from abc7 and amy telling more about this in a few minutes. stay tuned. >> an investigation is wrapping up into san francisco workers accused of using city computers to gamble and distribute pornography. the commission and the city attorney confirm that whistleblower started the investigation. the commission's top officials and human resources department are being looked at closely. they could be fired if the alleges are proven true for violating city policy. >> this morning, texas governor perry is in california hoping to persuade business leaders in the golden state to invest in the lone star state. he was in the bay area yesterday. a private group called texas one is paying for the trip, the republican hopes the lure lower taxes and fewer regulations will attract companies to texas. >> it depends on the industry but certainly plenty of companies are ripe for the picking, they would like a business en
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Feb 19, 2013 4:30am PST
the city of san francisco and giants have plans for a major re-development project south of at&t park focusing on pier 48 which stands next to at&t park's main parking lot. the chronicle reports that anchor braking will build a restaurant and museum with production and distribution facility. the project will quadruple the output from 120,000 to 600,000 of barrels of beer a year. our reporter will have more on the economic impact of the project in the next half hour. >> ski resort operators expect up to 1.5' of snow on the mountains and many students are on winter break, ski week. skiers and snow board others who spent the holiday weekend in the mountains were able to cruise along on the 12' of snow that fell in december freshened by layers of man made snow they described conditions as firm. that is accurate, i was there, without a significant amount of new snow but that is expected to change going into this weekend. saturday it was very warm so it was never icy. you wished this was more stuff and more friend stuff. >> the "stuff" is on the way. mike? >> a foot new "stuff." a little bi
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Feb 14, 2013 5:00am PST
parents. >> san mateo homeowner who claim as legal battle with the city is preventing him from living in his home will be in court today to fight an injunction. he told abc7 last month that he was spending nights in a tent in the front yard because the city red tagged his house and the city attorney said they have tried to work with the homeowner on the remodels for 10 years saying the house dangerous and lacks working humming and heating. the city wants to legally force the man to clean up or abandon the house. >> this morning officials at uc berkeley and fire investigators are look into why a transformer exploded in a vault and echoed across campus. no one was hurt and a small fire was quickly put out. >> on this valentine's day, same-sex couples will meet at san francisco city hall to apply for marriage licenses. there was a sit in last year as they were turned down. the sheriff deputies detained but released eight people who refused to leave the county clerk's office. supporters say this annual demonstration has never been more important as the u.s. supreme court prepares to hear
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Feb 27, 2013 6:00am PST
with what we are lending about the shootout. cornell? >> a very, very sad day in santa cruz, a city in mourning mourning the death of two believes killed in the line of document when they came to the home, at north branciforte, the suspect opened fire. they have been combing every inch of the crime scene. we have new video. several cars were reof -- removed from the property, a white luxus with bullet holes. detective sergeant butch baker and his colleague, elizabeth but her lost their lives on tuesday when they responded to the home. they were met with gunfire. the officers were killed. we were overhead minutes later. half an hour later the 35-year-old suspect was spotted and chased by police. he was shot and killed during the pursuit. police chief says his department now is coming to grip with the tragedy. >> there are not words to describe how i feel personally about there and how my department is reacting to this horrific tragedy. >> the chaplains are counseling fellow officers today and through the week while a growing memorial of candles, thousand worries, cards, and prayers n
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Feb 14, 2013 11:00pm PST
. the city of san francisco responded today to that cull and came together. the mayor police chief and district attorney were in the city to show their support. we good to the street party. ♪ . >> this song and dance in front of san francisco city hall is about much more than just a good time. >> this is gathering of 1 billion women and men and all those who love women to strike dance demand end to domestic violence. all forms of violence against women and girls. >> called 1 bill rising and it's a global day of action on this valentine's day. >> came up with a statistics of 1 in every 3 women will be beat raped mutt lateed in their life time and if there are 7 billion in the planet, that's about 1 billion. >> kerry from oakland experienced the veils. >> when i was in high school i was raped. and i felt lake hi nowhere to go and nobody to speak for me. so this is exciting. we have made progress. >>reporter: led by mayor ed lee. >> i am one of the 1 billion rising. >> i will make violence against women and girls a priority of our time. >>reporter: also making it a priority
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Feb 15, 2013 1:05am PST
movement called 1 billion call to action. the city of san francisco responded today to that cull and came together. the mayor police chief and district attorney were in the city to show their support. we good to the street party. ♪ . >> this song and dance in front of san francisco city hall is about much more than just a good time. >> this is gathering of 1 billion women and men and all those who love women to strike dance demand end to domestic violence. all forms of violence against women and girls. >> called 1 bill rising and it's a global day of action on this valentine's day. >> came up with a statistics of 1 in every 3 women will be beat raped mutt lateed in their life time and if there are 7 billion in the planet, that's about 1 billion. >> kerry from oakland experienced the veils. >> when i was in high school i was raped. and i felt lake hi nowhere to go and nobody to speak for me. so this is exciting. we have made progress. >>reporter: led by mayor ed lee. >> i am one of the 1 billion rising. >> i will make violence against women and girls a priority of our time. >>repo
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Feb 4, 2013 5:00am PST
, i hope you don't mind i sat down. i don't mean i am tired, everyone is tired, but the city, new orleans, feels like it got the wind kicked out of it if you are a 49er fan. we are at the cafe, the coffee is a necessity so that needed to happen. the bengneits look delicious but there is no joy. fans last night at the superdome having a good time, super decked out for the game, with so much hope going into the game and so much love and support for the 49ers. it was a great game and that is the sentiment from fans we talked with. >> it was a good game. it started off rough and they started to catch up and it was so close. >> did you thing they had it in. >> yes, i think they did. we thought they did. >> did they blow it? >> no. >> the superdome blew a fuse, so to speak and they say it was something to do with the system that caused the power outage but the lights are on here at the cafe and there are raven fans. i talked with them. they admit it was a great game and the 49ers made them very nervous but they are deleader rouse because they have not gone home yet this morning. live in
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Feb 15, 2013 5:00am PST
and debris. the city considers the couple's home a public nuisance. there are broken allowances and furniture and old carpets and paint cans. family has been working on a remodel for decades and battling the city for as long. san mateo officials say the property is a safety hazard especially the supposed insulation and wiring. if they do not fix the violations city workers will go in and do it for them and send the owners the bill. >> it is 5:14. a mild morning here in the bay area and i was looking with sympathy at those people in mobile, alabama, and the reporter looked cold. >> and it will be cooler but it will stay dry as we head through the holiday week. coming up on 5:15 and from the east bay hills camera at emeryville to san francisco, clear sky there. we will move on to live doppler 7 hd covering bay area you can see how dry it is on radar and the lack of clouds this morning. temperatures yesterday, check this out, we ran in the 60's to low 70's in oakland and the scene airport at 71 was a record high temperature. we may hit that again today with most of our records in the upper 70's.
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Feb 6, 2013 4:30am PST
years in the opening contract talks with the city. the pay increase being proposed include restoring the 10 percent pay cuts they accepted to help limit layoffs during record budget deficits. leaders indicated they would support modest raises but the police officers association argues that bigger raises are needed to keep officers from leaving the department. the union has called for opening negotiations to the public. >> the boy scouts of america board could vote whether to lit a long-term policy that excludes gay members and leaders. the executive board is wrapping up three days of meetings today at the headquarters in texas. the proposal would allow individual scout troops to decide how they want to address the issue, a conservative group in texas organized a prayer vigil this morning, and the organization is expected to issue a statement either way. >> the nasdaq could pay millions over the social media company facebook's botched initial public offering. the "wall street journal" reports that nasdaq is in talks with the government to pay $5 million in penalties which is only 1 pe
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Feb 18, 2013 4:30am PST
. >> after getting a taste of chicago's famous pizza, oscar stopped in stimulus, kansas city, houston, dallas, and is in tee -- phoenix. >> you can suggest where they take oscar while in phoenix. the golden statue will travel across the desert here to hollywood in time for oscar sunday. >> don't forget abc7 is the only place to watch the oscars february 24, you can countdown to the big night with our official oscars app, the back stage pass features the best access with more than a dozen cameras streaming video behind the seens and from the red carpet. the app is available for iphone, ipad, droid, and kindle fire. >> san francisco artist who have been playing old piano on a half moon bay bluff ended, literally, in a blaze of glory. he set the baby grand piano on fire as a finale before the city shut him down. >> this is to bring people together. it is wonderful. the burning of the piano...it is challenging...to see it go up in smoke but i had a couple ideas and i feel good. >> he set the piano on fire and kept playing as it started burning. the city says he didn't have the proper permits to c
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Feb 14, 2013 6:00am PST
school to help climbing enrollment. our media partner reports the menlo park city school district could re-open the former o'connor school on elliott drive this time for 2014 school year. right now a private school leases the campus. the school district is projecting 8 percent rise in enrollment the next 10 years and a meeting will take place next week. a san bruno elementary school will close the scene end of the school year after a battle to save it fell short. the school board debated until midnight before voting to chose the elementary school to ease a $1.5 million deficit. it was located at site of the 2010 deadly gas explosion. it was not closed last year because the kids had been too much. only 65 students attend the school. some will be transferred to a mile away at beyond muir elementary. >> a controversial pill women take to prevent pregnancy. but, first, a valentine's day protest by same-sex marriage couples. >> we have 680, tail lights headed southbound, and traffic volume is picking up, and traffic is weather, together, next. >> we are back at ten minutes after the hour, wi
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00am PST
that the city attorney will ask the commission to recommend a ban, limiting the marijuana growing to inside homes. one resident is promising to challenge the resolution with a legal backyard grow. they already ban medical marijuana dispensaries. >> beyonce's super bowl half time hit is not winning over everyone. hard to believe. ahead the new criticism now facing the superstar. >> coming up first after a year of plunging values zinga is looking up. >> a live look outside, wall -- walnut creek traffic >> we are back coming up on 6:10. remember the cold air we talked about would be here? double digits and colder in fremont and half moon bay and novato and santa rosa, and 13 degrees warmer in napa, and three in san francisco, and nine in oakland and san jose much the only place warmer is antioch, one degree at 43 degrees. we have 41 in oakland, and livermore, 45 in san francisco, and 42 in fairfield and 40 in mountain view. everyone else is in the mid-to-upper 30's. under sunny skies we will hit close to seasonal averages today. mid-50's to around 60 degrees. the metering lights have just been
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Feb 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
deadly year for the city of san jose. community members came together today to discuss gang and violence prevention, topics ranged from getting out of gangs to neighborhood safety. this is the first year they've discussed the issue of girls in gangs. people attend workshops. >> we can't arrest our way out of our problem. we have to really involve the community so we can create alternatives for youth and prevent folks from getting involved in violence in the first place. >> there is the first year the gang prevention task force have sponsored the subject. >> the 49er faithful show awe their team pride. and a pleasant day across the bay. meteorologist leigh glaser shays -- says changes are coming our way. now here's a look at what is ahead at 5:30. >> good evening. coming up tonight, the scene of the five-year-old boy being held hostage underground in a bunker, and the secret negotiating to get him out. >> the american mother missing and the grump -- gruesome discovery overseas. and the photo of presid >> ama: san francisco's mayor ed lee is looking way beyond the super bowl for ways the c
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Feb 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
tonight. john alston is live in the city with a look at the postgame game plan from police. >> police cars lined up right now outside the command next ready to hit the streets. inside officers are watching the game before the serious work starts for them. more than 100 extra officers will be on the job tonight, trying to prevent the fires and vandalism that occurred after the world series back in october. they're concentrating on the mission district, north beach, marine newscast. officers are not going to suit up in protective gear unless there's trouble. also be working with bar owners, asking them not to serve fans who are already drunk. >> we have been listening to the motion radio and already heard officers making checks of bars and other establishments and giving dispatch a discount of the number of persons in the bar, persons in line. so the officers getting out and about in the community. reporter: right now the chief is watching the game at an undisclosed location. tonight he'll be out on the street with his officers, monitoring any potential trouble spots that arise. the police d
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Feb 9, 2013 5:00pm PST
cities. the powerful winter blast is blamed for nine deaths. here's the latest from boston. >> for more than 24 hours the snow was relentless. the most, 38 inches, falling in connecticut, where time lapse video shows it piling up. hurricane force winds added misery to the mess. >> quite scarey last night. didn't now how much we would get. >> scary and deadly. at least five people lost their lives, including an 11-year-old, overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning in the family car while his father tried to get them out of the snow bank. snow-covered highways in other parts of the northeast caused more dangers, leaving hundreds of drivers strand for hours. >> cars are getting stuck on the intersections so then the snow just started accumulating, and then that was it. >> my goodness. >> and here we are ten hours later. >> the nor'easter's aftermath continues causing headaches today from the cars still stuck on streets on long island, to ground flights, trapping people in new england. >> i was going to try to rent a car. take a train. try and fly down to atlanta. and nothing was moving. so we
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Feb 10, 2013 6:00pm PST
. the first meeting with one of the city's new consultants. sergio quintana was at the meeting. reporter: this is a pretty well attended meeting with a few hundred people from this area of oakland in attendance. the basic idea here is to lay out the basic steps how the consulting firm wants to get a hold on the industries crime problem. now, robert was ehrman can the chairman of the strategic policy partnership, went through a detailed power point presentation that lays out how the oakland police should operate. one big change would be cutting the city into five geographic areas and assigning a police captain to each area, and then assigning resources and responsibility to that captain to control crime in his area. was ehrman says it will help make the police department more responsive when there is crime. >> when this happens in oakland, you'll know who is the captain that has your area. and that captain will be available all the time. if you have concerns, that captain is going to know them. >> it's hard because you don't want to put up bars in your house and things like that. so i hop
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Feb 12, 2013 11:00am PST
city east of bakersfield. they confirm all four victims were 19 years old and from oakland. they are identified as malea, david and george moore. a fifth victim is recovering. it appears their suv hit the center divider before rolling over several times. highway 58 is well traveled road to las vegas. >> cheryl: a concord boy is fighting for his life right now after being hit by a car yesterday. it happened on grant street near the boy's school. katie marzullo is live at the scene. >> reporter: it is a dangerous intersection. we've been out here all morning and we had occasion to cross the street a couple times. there is no stop light or stop sign, just the paint on the pasmt and this one yellow sign letting you know it is, indeed, pedestrian crossing here. just within the last 30 minutes i heard from oakland children's hospital and spokesman says they have no information on the patient at this time. we know he was taken there with life-threatening injuries. >> students and staff at mount diablo in concord are coming off a holiday weekend learning that one of their own was i
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Feb 14, 2013 4:30am PST
on alert, the discovery that has >> welcome back on thursday. redwood city is the latest city to implement a ban on plastic bags. there will be a vote march 11, requiring shoppers to use a re-useable bag or pay ten cents for paper bag. it would go into affect on april 25, earth day, most cities already have a similar ban in place. >> volunteers armed with flashlights are taking to trails in concord to help people trying to find their way. the lights are out near the north concord bart station because of copper thieves are no thanks to them. we shed some light on what is being done. >> the sun goes down. it is pitch black on this trail parallelling the highway. lights along the trail headed south of the north concord bart station have been out for months after copper thieves access the inground boxes and ripped out the wiring. >> i have have to come home after 6:30 at night and now i carry a pocket knife because from here to the center where there is a break going into the neighborhood all lights are out. >> 4:30 in the morning riding a bicycle, if i hit someone we are going to the hospital
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Feb 12, 2013 5:00am PST
francisco in the fight against proposition eight the same-sex marriage ban. today the san jose city council is going to vote whether to sign san francisco's supreme court brief challenging the constitutionality of prop 8 that would save san jose the since of drawing up its own drive. the supreme court will review prop 8 and the defense of marriage act that denies federal benefits to gay and lesbian married couples. >> president obama delivers the state of the union address to a joint session of congress and a national prime time audience. look for the president to refocus on the issues most crucial to americans, jobs and the economy. now live to washington, dc, with the details. >> good morning, we should expect president obama will be much more specific than he was during the inaugural address. the white house says the big focus is on the middle class and the economy. >> president obama's state of the union speech will focus primarily on jobs and the economy and will be different in substance and tone than his inaugural address last month. >> the economy will be central to this speech and
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
donations and the marin board of supervisors and city council. if you receive add voucher you can redeem it for cash from 11 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. this evening. >> new this morning, foreclosure activity is plunging here in california, the monthly foreclosure report released shows for the first time since january of 2007 the golden state did not have the most properties in the country with foreclosure filings. stockton is the only california city now among the top ten in the nation for the highest foreclosure rates. from sacramento this morning, state lawmakers are considering a proposal that will ban police from using condoms as evidence against prostitutes. san francisco assembly man is drafting the bill saying it would save lives because prostitute would not have to choose between safe sex or unprotected sex out of fear of arrest. the bill does not legalize prostitution but other evidence has to be used. >> a $20 million anonymous donation, a sudden windfall for a bay area school and planning under way for what to do. >> no bed, no food, no water. how does that sound? >> sounds like jai
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Feb 11, 2013 6:00am PST
are just joining we have breaking news from vatican city. pope benedict xvi is stepping down! here is a live picture of st. peter's square in vatican city where visiters no doubt stunned by the news that came out. 85-year-old pontiff announced this in latin during a meeting of the cardinals this morning, citing health issues saying his strength, due to advanced age are for longer suited to an adequate exercise of the ministry. this is the first pope to resign in almost 600 years. wasp next is history in the making. we will continue to follow the story for you on abc7news.com and on twitter at abc news bay area. new this morning, cupertino-based apple is preparing to defend itself down under. the parliament if australia ordered executives to appear before a committee next month to face accusations of price gouging. apple products are generally more expensive in australia. a 16gigi byte ipad sells for $539 in australia dollars $40 more than the price tag that it sells for in the united states, executives are ordered to testify in microsoft and adobe to face similar accusations. "new
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Feb 17, 2013 6:00am PST
from injuries received when she was hit by a muni bus in daly city. the accident happened about 4:30 yesterday afternoon. it involved the 1846 avenue bus. woman hit by the bus while in the crosswalk. family members were telling abc news the woman's injuries are very serious. they have signed a "do not resuscitate" form. muni driver will undergo standard drug and alcohol testing. >> in oakland police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened near a bart station. sky 7hd was overhead as police responded to reports of gunfire on peralta near 8th street yesterday evening. it's close to the bart station. officers found a man with a gunshot wound to the head. homicide investigators blocked off access to the intersection right after the shooting. bart service was not affected. a follow lane on the richmond-san rafael bridge will stay closed for most of today. it's part of the ongoing installation of a new automated toll collection system. it's expect today reopen in time for tomorrow morning's holiday commute. the current toll system is 15 years old and officials say it needs to b
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Feb 1, 2013 6:00am PST
fire a nominee is facing from >> daly city, dublin, los gatos and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> just updated the visibility. can you see it is improved in napa and novato but santa rosa the fog will stay for the morning, with half a mile. you can see a lot of haze around the rest of our neighbor, ten miles visibility from yesterday are there but it is not a "spare the air" day. more fog, more haze through the morning, 37 to 43 is our spread. check out the sunshine in mid-50's to 60, and around 4:00, another bright day with sunglasses needed throw mid-60's and a quiet evening with a lot of stars and cool temperatures, mid-40's to low 50's. enjoy. kristen? >> we are continuing to monitor breaking news from oakland where an amber alert is issued and oakland police are looking for a chevrolet pickup truck gray in color license plate 7n79574. that is a california plate. the child involved is a one-year-old girl, described as african-american, abducted in oak, near 90th avenue and was taken by her father, and he is described as being armed with a rifle and handgun. >> happening to
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Feb 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
mick needles and their pay is lower than other recycle workers in other city. >> the workers are meeting to try to improve the conditions, so it's not so dangerous, pays enough to support families so they don't have to live in poverty so the services are better and recycling is easier to use. >> we contacted the recycler companies and none of them aned our request for a response. >> a warning if your heading to the coast, what you need to look out for. there is any rain on the way? leigh glaser is up next with the forecast. >> mike: football's hall of fame unducted seven new members. we'll have some >> ama: the national weather service issued a coastal hazard warning for this weekend and that means an increased threat of sneaker waves. sneaker waves come out of nowhere and can sweep people off the beach and into the ocean. >> make sure that everyone is where they're supposed to be and no one is sucked out to sea. but just like buddy up. >> ama: five people have died on san francisco beaches since november. >>> leigh glaser has been tracking our weather to fine out what is in
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Feb 13, 2013 5:00am PST
1932 and it was about 5' underground. >> supervisor is worried that the city could be on the look for presidents in expenses from the cup race and is calling for hearings on the expenses. the america's cup organizing company which is raising the money is not living up to their pledge and he says he doesn't want the city to end up "subsidizing this event for the wealthiest people in the world." >> i don't know if it is sailing weather but it is pretty nice. >> the winds will not be so aggressive as they were yesterday. now, high pressure is re-establishing itself without the clouds we had yesterday morning. it is still hazy. looking to the south along the east bay freeway. live doppler 7 hd shows clouds over the ocean. that is where they will stay. they will try to make a late push across san francisco and over to oakland and the next hour. it is the fog that is the big issue in the north bay. where temperatures are nearing freezing in santa rosa, black ice could be an issue the next hour as we are still not at our coldest temperatures of the original and will drop a couple of degr
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Feb 5, 2013 7:00am PST
-old was in imminent danger. abc's gio benitez has the latest from midland city, alabama. gio, good morning. >> reporter: amy, good morning. so often, we're telling stories with truly tragic endings. but this day is different. this story is about a little boy's rescue. overnight, 5-year-old ethan, seen here in a photo obtained exclusively by abc news, was evaluated at a nearby hospital. he arrived sitting up on a stretcher. and this morning, his family tells abc news, he is in good spirits and appears unharmed. even playing with his toy dinosaur. >> ethan, he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. >> reporter: the fbi says, after a week-long standoff, it finally made the call monday to raid the homemade, underground bunker, where 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes was holding the child hostage. sources tell abc news, the decision came after agents managed to insert a small, high-tech camera into the bunker to monitor dykes' movements. >> mr. dykes was holding a gun. fbi agents, fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: in a mat
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Feb 15, 2013 4:00pm PST
. an investigation is continuing. neighbors plan to start a petition asking the question to -- city to lower the speed limit there. >> aú.t concordew.[ teen fightso recover from injuries he suffered on monday. >> the 14-year-old was hit in this crosswalk on his way to basketball practice monday. doctors placed anymore a6cfna. today she's still in icu but opened his iz for the first time. he has been in childrens hospital since being hit by a car on monday. these pictures given to abc 7 news by his mother, saying his son has a long way to go before he's playing the game he loves. sky 7 was at the intersection. his mother tells me he is still sedated to limit movement but now, he's showing signs of improvement sooner than expected. >> he responds to my voice and opened his eyes asked if he knew where he was. he slugd his shoulders. >> police say the driver stopped and coop yait qd investigators. this afternoon, the team will play a final game and his mother plans to be there. coming up at 5:00 stat activityics obtained by abc 7 about the number of accidents at this intersection. >> bart polic
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Feb 12, 2013 6:00am PST
and sluggish toward the foster city area. you are at 20-minute drive across the span. eastbound highway four, what was a stall looks like a big rig slammed into the stall so we have an accident. big rig versus a pickup eastbound which is reverse commute. westbound is sluggish, and now more because of rubbernecking. >> this morning, bart police are warping passengers to look out for counterfeit tickets that look like the real thing. according to bart, thieves are selling the bogus tickets near the bart stations. the transit agency is recommending riders get a card or only buy from vending machines at the stations. part tickets are electronic and if you buy a counterfeit you do not get a refund. >> this would be a dream come true, a path from niners legend -- a pass from niners legend joe montana. >> we will go live to jane king at the new york stock exchange. >> but, first, the aftermath in concord when a car hit as 12-year-old boy. 12-year-old boy. ahead, what we aredays of walkig to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience
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